Athens is one of the globe’s oldest known cities, its recorded history spans 3000 years B.C. The Greek capital is the largest city within the country and has a population of 780 thousand people according to the latest measurement. Athens is the center of economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece and is rapidly growing to become the leading business center in the European Union.
While today’s Athens is a modern city, its a city to go, see and experience. It has a lot of unique experiences to offer for those who are ready, willing and able to understand and appreciate its unalterable beauty and history.
In the streets of Athens the signs of history are still visible. The city is full of medieval and 19th-century monuments as well museums of its history and national parks of surprising natural beauty. An appealing village feel city raises walking in the streets around Plaka with old cafes, restaurants, tavernas and markets. In a city with such culture and history even nightlife found its place, with many bars and nightclubs open during the weekends.
Travelers to Athens need a valid passport and visa. American citizens can visit without a visa for up to 90 days. For transportation within the city you can use the trolleybus, the tram or the underground metro system (known as; Attiko Metro). The best time to visit Athens is in the summer months which are June till August.